The National Women in Policy Leadership Summit 2014

Key Strategies and Solutions for Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness and Career Advancement of Women Working in Policy Areas within the Public Sector

Liquid Learning is delighted to present The National Women in Policy Leadership Summit 2014, an inspirational leadership development opportunity crafted for both existing and emerging leaders working in Policy areas within the Public Sector

View the online agenda here:


  • Inspirational stories of transformational leadership in Policy Practical solutions to master the
  • challenges of a career in a complex policy setting
  • Proven and tested strategies to improve personal and team performance
  • Enhancing your skill set and leadership capability for advanced career progression


  • Karen Andrews MP Member for McPherson Australian Liberal Party
  • Margaret Reynolds Former Minister for Local Government and Regional Development and Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women
    Australian Labor Party
  • Janet Anderson First Assistant Secretary, Acute Care Division Department of Health
  • Yvette Sims Assistant Secretary, Procurement Policy Branch Department of Finance
  • Julie Keenan Assistant Secretary, Community Detention Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Suzy Nethercott-Watson Acting First Assistant Secretary, Office of Water Science Department of the Environment
  • Julie Field Executive Director Australian Capital Territory Parliamentary Counsel’s Office
  • Alix Gallo Secretary The Treasury AU
  • Michelle Jones Director, Civ-Mil Concepts Australian Civil-Military Centre
  • Megan Lancaster Director, Stakeholder Engagement Murray Darling Basin Authority
  • Ingrid Cucchi Director, Policy and Planning, Work Experience and Programs Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Anna Sherburn Director, Human Rights Policy Branch Attorney-General’s Department
  • Rhonda Murray Director, Victoria / Tasmania Comcare
  • Anita Hargreaves Director, Workforce and Governance Economic Development Directorate
  • Walter Bellin Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Corporate Crossroads

About The Event:

To achieve excellence, it is important to ensure that the best talents have the opportunity to be considered at the leadership level. While the Public Sector workforce consists of 57% women, there is still an under-representation of women in senior leadership roles. Equal gender representation at all levels is a concept that is in reach but there are still a variety of Public Sector challenges and cultural barriers that continue to make it difficult for women working in Policy areas to access and maintain senior level leadership roles.

The Women in Policy Leadership Summit 2014 will offer an outstanding speaker faculty to bring content to life, as speakers offer perspective, insight, share experiences and provide practical advice on tackling problems and overcoming barriers to progress in the Public Sector policy area. It also explores what can be done by employers, leaders and women themselves to navigate these challenges and facilitate the transition to senior level leadership. The summit will examine the complex and ever changing nature of the Australian Public Sector and how peak performance can be cultivated in this unique, policy driven culture. The outcome the event aims to achieve is to equip emerging and existing leaders with the strategies and skills to advance successfully and reach their career goals in policy driven environments.

Download the event brochure here:

To request more information or book your place at this practical event, contact Liquid Learning: Email: or visit our website:

Phone: +61 2 8239 9700, Fax: +61 2 8239 9777.

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Ben Hitchcock
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